The Social Detective Intermediate app is meant to be the next addition to the Social Detective Beginner app and a companion to the You are a Social Detective book By Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke. The Social Detective Intermediate app picks up where the Beginner app leaves off and focuses on decoding the thoughts and emotions of people students interact with day to day. Using this information, students will make smart guesses to predict what those people might do or say next.
Social Detective Intermediate App Vocabulary:
Smart Guesses: This is when we use all of our tools (remembering, seeing, hearing, knowing and feeling) to figure things out and then, make a guess based on what we know about the world. Smart guesses are "expected" and make others have good thoughts about us because they know we are trying to figure things out!
Social Detective Tools: We all have social detective tools that we can use all of the time to help us figure out people and places. These important tools are: eyes, ears and brains, and of course, understanding feelings of others. (Often feelings are represented with a picture of a heart.)
Social Thinker: Each of us is a "social thinker" every day. This means we are always aware that people are around us and having thoughts about each of our behaviors. We are social thinkers, even when people are not talking to, or playing with us. All of us should be social thinkers each day.
Exercises Within The Social Detective Intermediate app:
The Notebook - Allows students to practice being a social decoder, by making a smart guess on the thoughts, emotions, and guesses the characters in the social scenes are experiencing.
The Flashlight - Allows students to practice being a social detective, and identify what is seen, or heard, to help the character in the social scene make a smart guess, figure out what others are thinking and finally, predict what they will do next.